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Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
"Quatermass and the Pit" (original title)

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An ancient Martian spaceship is unearthed in London, and proves to have powerful psychic effects on the people around.

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While digging a new subway line in London, a construction crew discovers first: a skeleton, then what they think is an old World War II German missle. Upon closer examination the "missle" appears to be not of this earth! This movie examines the age old question of how we came to be on this planet. It is suprizingly scary. Written by KC Hunt <khunt@eng.morgan.edu>

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All Earth Stands Helpless! Spawned in the depths of outer space -- a monster so horrible, so vicious, so incredible -- even when you see it you won't believe it could be! (U.S. poster) See more »

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16 February 1968 (USA)  »

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£275,000 (estimated)
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Noel Howlett played the role of the vicar in the original BBC TV serial. See more »

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Sladden is going back into the Underground dig site and the lights go out. He takes out his flashlight and someone from off-camera shines a light in front of Sladden to provide the appearance of light shine due to the underpowered flashlight. See more »

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Sladden: [Preparing his drill] I did steel armour plating within six inches thick. Swish - just like that. Oh, it was legal. A bloke got shut in a strong room. But I got him out. It was a secret job like this one.
Col. Breen: Then I'm glad you don't talk about it.
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Referenced in In the Mouth of Madness (1994) See more »

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Music by Armando Sciascia
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Underground London provides a mind bending mystery.
21 June 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Workers unearth a mysterious object while digging in a London underground station. At first the object is believed to be an unexploded bomb dropped on the city by the Germans during WWII. Upon further examination what has been discovered is an alien spacecraft and the remains of its occupants. More Sci-Fi than horror, Hammer studios comes through with one of its best directed and acted films. Also known as FIVE MILLION YEARS to EARTH, this movie is based on a TV mini-series than ran in the 1950s. Cast members of note: Andrew Keir, James Donald, Julian Glover and Barbara Shelley.


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